Secondary

In CAIS’ secondary school, we continue to walk the pathway to success together. Every student’s journey is individual, and our teachers and advisers help students to discover and develop their God-given gifts and abilities.

Secondary students diversify their school life in the many new learning experiences available. For example, they may become involved in community service through the Social Justice Club, or in sharing the Gospel through Glow In the Dark.  From organized clubs and groups like the Strategy Games Club, to informal social connections formed with chess games, table tennis, and foosball in the atriums, students are immersed in the many spheres of secondary life.

In high school, students are challenged to reflect critically and think creatively. They are challenged to consider why they believe what they believe and consider how these beliefs should affect our actions in society. Students learn to engage the digital age effectively, not merely as consumers, but as creators.  The curriculum challenges the students in well-rounded academics, but our teachers challenge the students with even larger questions of what they have been created to do, and how their learning can help them realize their purposes.

Alberta Curriculum

CAIS offers the renowned Alberta curriculum, and is accredited to provide studies leading to the High School Diploma qualification of Alberta Education, Canada. Alberta Education has earned the accolades of universities throughout the world due to the quality of students produced from its provincial and international schools. An international assessment, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy every three years. In 2018, 600,000 students representing about 32 million 15-years-olds in the schools of the 78 participating countries and economies including Hong Kong sat the 2-hour PISA test.

Overall PISA rankings reflect where each of the participating countries stands in terms of the students’ skills in the above three domains. Hong Kong ranks 4th worldwide with an average score of 530.7, followed by other popular study destinations amongst Hong Kong parents, including Canada (8th) with a score of 516.7,  UK (13th) with a score of 503.7 and Australia (21st) with a score of 499.0. Canada is the only English speaking country among the top 10 in the world.

Learn more about the Alberta Advantage, visit the official website.

Source: FactsMaps

Click here to access the full report prepared by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).

Diploma & Credits Requirements

Students can begin earning credits in the Alberta Diploma Program in Grade 10. Upon successful completion of 100 credits, with at least twenty Level 30 credits, students will be awarded an Alberta High School Diploma.  For more information about Alberta Education’s Diploma Exams, you may visit the official website.

  • Chinese Studies
  • Christian Ethics & Chapel
  • English Language Arts
  • Health & Guidance
  • Instrumental Music/Choral Music/Drama
  • Library
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

  • Career and Life Management (CALM)
  • Chinese Studies 10
  • CTS (Visual Composition, Photography & Digital Processing)
  • Drama 10
  • Economics for Consumers 20
  • English Language Arts 10
  • General Psychology 20
  • Instrumental Music 10
  • Mathematics 10C / Mathematics 20-1
  • Physical Education 10
  • Religious Ethics 20 & Chapel
  • Science 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • Visual Arts 10

  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
  • Chinese Studies 20 & AP
  • Drama
  • English Language Arts 20
  • Instrumental Music 20
  • Mathematics 20 / Mathematics 30
  • Micro Economics 30 & AP
  • Physics 20
  • Religious Meaning 20 & Chapel
  • Social Studies 20
  • University Preparation
  • Visual Arts 20

  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Chinese Studies 30 & AP
  • English Language Arts 30
  • Drama
  • Instrumental Music 30
  • Macro Economics 30 & AP
  • Mathematics 30 / Mathematics 31
  • Micro Economics 30 & AP
  • Physics 30
  • Social Studies 30
  • University Preparation
  • Visual Arts 30
  • World Religion 30 & Chapel

The Advanced Placement®(AP®) program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges and universities. The AP® program supplements Alberta courses for Grades 11-12 students seeking further academic challenge. Successful AP® exam completion positions them to qualify for credit transfer or advanced placement at many universities. Selected students may have the opportunity to write Advanced Placement® exams in May each year whether they have taken the instruction provided by the School or not. For more information about the Advanced Placement® program, please visit http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/.

AP® Scholar Awards

The AP Scholar Awards are presented to students demonstrating college-level achievement through AP® courses and exams. A certificate is presented and acknowledged on a score report sent directly to universities. Awards include:

    • AP® Scholar: For scores of at least 3 on 3 or more AP®Exams
    • AP® Scholar with Honors: For average scores of at least  25 on all AP®Exams taken,  and scores  of 3 or higher on 4 or more of these
    • AP® Scholar with Distinction: For average scores of at least 3.5 on all AP®Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more exams

AP® School Score Summary

CAIS Student201820192020
Total AP Students543124
Number of Exams935642
AP Students with Scores 3+472824
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+87.090.3100.0

Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks of the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this site.


Secondary

In CAIS’ secondary school, we continue to walk the pathway to success together. Every student’s journey is individual, and our teachers and advisers help students to discover and develop their God-given gifts and abilities.

Secondary students diversify their school life in the many new learning experiences available. For example, they may become involved in community service through the Social Justice Club, or in sharing the Gospel through Glow In the Dark.  From organized clubs and groups like the Strategy Games Club, to informal social connections formed with chess games, table tennis, and foosball in the atriums, students are immersed in the many spheres of secondary life.

In high school, students are challenged to reflect critically and think creatively. They are challenged to consider why they believe what they believe and consider how these beliefs should affect our actions in society. Students learn to engage the digital age effectively, not merely as consumers, but as creators.  The curriculum challenges the students in well-rounded academics, but our teachers challenge the students with even larger questions of what they have been created to do, and how their learning can help them realize their purposes.

Alberta Curriculum

CAIS offers the renowned Alberta curriculum, and is accredited to provide studies leading to the High School Diploma qualification of Alberta Education, Canada. Alberta Education has earned the accolades of universities throughout the world due to the quality of students produced from its provincial and international schools. An international assessment, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy every three years. In 2018, 600,000 students representing about 32 million 15-years-olds in the schools of the 78 participating countries and economies including Hong Kong sat the 2-hour PISA test.

Overall PISA rankings reflect where each of the participating countries stands in terms of the students’ skills in the above three domains. Hong Kong ranks 4th worldwide with an average score of 530.7, followed by other popular study destinations amongst Hong Kong parents, including Canada (8th) with a score of 516.7,  UK (13th) with a score of 503.7 and Australia (21st) with a score of 499.0. Canada is the only English speaking country among the top 10 in the world.

Learn more about the Alberta Advantage, visit the official website.

Click here to access the full report prepared by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).

Click here to access the full report prepared by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).

Diploma & Credits Requirements

Students can begin earning credits in the Alberta Diploma Program in Grade 10. Upon successful completion of 100 credits, with at least twenty Level 30 credits, students will be awarded an Alberta High School Diploma.  For more information about Alberta Education’s Diploma Exams, you may visit the official website.

  • Chinese Studies
  • Christian Ethics & Chapel
  • English Language Arts
  • Health & Guidance
  • Instrumental Music/General Music/Drama
  • Library
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

  • Chinese Studies
  • Christian Ethics & Chapel
  • English Language Arts
  • Health & Guidance
  • Instrumental Music/General Music
  • Library
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts/Drama

  • Career and Life Management (CALM)
  • Chinese Studies 10
  • CTS (Visual Composition, Photography & Digital Processing)
  • Drama 10
  • Economics for Consumers 20
  • English Language Arts 10
  • General Psychology 20
  • Instrumental Music 10
  • Mathematics 10C / Mathematics 20-1
  • Physical Education 10
  • Religious Ethics 20 & Chapel
  • Science 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • Visual Arts 10

  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History
  • Biology 20
  • Chemistry 20
  • Chinese Studies 20 & AP
  • Drama
  • English Language Arts 20
  • Instrumental Music
  • Mathematics 20 / Mathematics 30
  • Micro Economics 30 & AP
  • Physics 20
  • Religious Meaning 20 & Chapel
  • Social Studies 20
  • University Preparation
  • Visual Arts 20

  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Chinese Studies 30 & AP
  • English Language Arts 30
  • Drama
  • Instrumental Music
  • Macro Economics 30 & AP
  • Mathematics 30 / Mathematics 31
  • Micro Economics 30 & AP
  • Physics 30
  • Social Studies 30
  • University Preparation
  • Visual Arts 30
  • World Religion 30 & Chapel

The Advanced Placement®(AP®) program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges and universities. The AP® program supplements Alberta courses for Grades 11-12 students seeking further academic challenge. Successful AP® exam completion positions them to qualify for credit transfer or advanced placement at many universities. Selected students may have the opportunity to write Advanced Placement® exams in May each year whether they have taken the instruction provided by the School or not. For more information about the Advanced Placement® program, please visit http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/.

AP® Scholar Awards

The AP Scholar Awards are presented to students demonstrating college-level achievement through AP® courses and exams. A certificate is presented and acknowledged on a score report sent directly to universities. Awards include:

    • AP® Scholar: For scores of at least 3 on 3 or more AP®Exams
    • AP® Scholar with Honors: For average scores of at least  25 on all AP®Exams taken,  and scores  of 3 or higher on 4 or more of these
    • AP® Scholar with Distinction: For average scores of at least 3.5 on all AP®Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more exams

AP® School Score Summary

CAIS Student201820192020
Total AP Students543124
Number of Exams935642
AP Students with Scores 3+472824
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+87.090.3100.0

Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks of the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this site.